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The third day of the Eredivisie season 2021-22 starts on Friday when Fortuna Sittard Host for RKC Waalwijk.
The teams are tied before the meeting in Sittard-Geleen and are only separated by one place in the table.
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After a remarkable win against AZ Alkmaar on matchday one, Waalwijk suffered a 3-2 defeat in the second game of the season against Heerenveen at the Abe Lenstra Stadium on Saturday.
Joseph OostingThanks to the threesome, the men found themselves back at halftime Henk Veerman‘s bracket on either side of a Tibor Halilovic Punch, but almost made a comeback in the second half Jens Odgaard and Richard van der Venne both registered in the last 20 minutes.
That away defeat matched RKC’s struggles over the past 12 months, with only two of their 18 away games ending in wins.
The next thing they expect is a trip to a place where they have lost their last three missions in all competitions.
Overall, the guests on Friday have been without a win in the last five games against the hosts since the 3-0 triumph in 2017.
Fortuna Sittard was denied the chance of two out of two wins, as their meeting with AZ Alkmaar, originally planned for last Sunday, was canceled.
Sjors UlteeWith a 2-1 win against FC Twente on the opening weekend, the men of the Eredivisie started in the Eredivisie.
After the half-time break, the Fortunezen rallied in the second half and got all three points thanks to goals from Mats Seuntjens and Toshio lake.
After a weak home form last season, in which only the relegated trio Emmen, ADO Den Haag and VVV-Venlo scored fewer points, the hosts want to start the new season on Friday with a second win.
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midfield player Ben Rienstra is unlikely to be available for the home side as he continues to struggle with a heart problem.
Lisandro Semedo will suspend the game due to an ankle injury sustained while playing for the Cape Verdean national team.
George Cox was pushed off the pitch by Fortuna with a minor injury at the season opener and the 23-year-old is doubtful for the competition on Friday.
Jens Odgaard, who made a successful move from the bank last time, is about to start his first Waalwijk start since moving from Italian club Sassuolo last month.
Fortuna Sittard possible starting line-up:
Van Osch; Duarte, Janssen, Angha, Rota; Hansson, Tekie, Ferati; Musaba, Seuntjens, Baghdadi
RKC Waalwijk possible starting line-up:
Pereira; Lutonda, Touba, Meulensteen, Gaari; Buttner, Azhil, Van der Venne; Odgaard, Bakari, Kramer
Probability: Fortuna Sittard 2-1 RKC Waalwijk
The teams are close in terms of squad quality and any of them could emerge victorious here. However, we rely on the hosts to push their guests out, if only just barely.
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